Washington Times: CDC Should Retract Obesity-Deaths Study
(February 28th, 2005)
In what is becoming a blind quest to hype the nation's fear of fat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reached (yet another) new low. Responding to our op-ed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution calling on the CDC to retract read more here »

CSPI’s Bogus Assault On Salt
(February 25th, 2005)
Not content knowing that some people continue to occasionally enjoy a meal, the self-described "food police" at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) launched their latest attack yesterday -- this time on salt. So CSPI has reaffirmed salt's place on its long...
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Black-Market Bubble Gum
(February 24th, 2005)
Draconian food-cop policies almost always have unintended consequences. Such is the case in Austin, Texas, where one high school's ban on snack foods has created a thriving black market for candy bars and other sweets. The Austin American-Statesman reports: "The candy removal plan, according to students at...
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Industry salivates over new cash cow
(February 23rd, 2005)
A recently completed internal investigation has revealed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's calculation of 400,000 deaths caused each year by obesity was flawed to its core, and that the agency ran roughshod over its own scientists. The CDC has thus far failed to publicly acknowledge the...
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CCF Airs CDC’s Dirty Laundry
(February 23rd, 2005)
Trouble is brewing in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) own back yard. Today, the Atlanta Journal Constitution published an op-ed from the Center for Consumer Freedom calling on the CDC to officially retract its now-debunked study attributing 400,000 annual deaths to poor diet and...
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The Sharks Are Circling
(February 22nd, 2005)
Last month a federal appeals court reinstated a lawsuit against McDonald's for supposedly making people fat. These days a coven of trial lawyers is plotting to sue the food right out from under our teeth. Check out our back-page ad in this week's US News & World...
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The Trial Sharks are Circling
(February 22nd, 2005)
A cabal of fat-cat trial lawyers are poised to launch an onslaught of frivolous lawsuits to cash in on our diet. From restaurants and food producers, to doctors, schools, and even parents, no target is too big or small for these sharks who...
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Confessions Of A Food Scaremonger
(February 21st, 2005)
McDonald's recently reached an $8.5 million settlement with a California lawyer after the restaurant chain didn't replace the trans fat in its food on a previously announced schedule. The lawsuit was part of an aggressive push against trans fat spearheaded by a tag-team consisting of the...
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Consumer Group: Get PETA Out Of Schools
(February 18th, 2005)
Dover, DE -- Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) urged Dr. Sue Dutton, principal of Middletown’s Louis L. Redding Middle School, to remove animal rights materials from her school’s lesson plans.This week the Middletown Transcript interviewed an anguished resident whose daughter was given propaganda from People...
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Father to PETA: Hands Off My Kid!
(February 18th, 2005)
Paul Johnston of Middletown, Delaware is one ticked-off parent. And with good reason. As the Middletown Transcript reports, Johnston's daughter -- a student at Louis L. Redding Middle School -- came home from school last week with a propaganda booklet and magazine from People for the Ethical Treatment...
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